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enfant terrible
used in Arrowsmith

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literally translates as "terrible child", but refers to anyone whose startlingly unconventional behavior, work, or thought embarrasses or disturbs others
  • Only if there is anything in which I can advise you, from a perhaps somewhat longer career in science, please believe that I shall be delighted to be of aid, and I am quite sure the same obtains with Dr. Holabird here, though he really ought to be jealous, because he is one of our youngest workers—in fact I call him my enfant terrible—but you, I believe, are only thirty-three, and you quite put the poor fellow's nose out!"
    Chapter 26 (61% in)

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